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Ameer Elias Mabjish

also known as Ameer Mabjish

About me

I am licensed in Kentucky, Ohio, and the United States District Court Eastern District of Kentucky.


I do not let my clients get taken advantage of by the system.  I do not talk at people like a case file or lesser person.  Plenty of others in the legal system do those things enough.  If everyone working within the criminal justice system, government, corporations, and insurance industry were always fair and just, criminal defense and plaintiffs' attorneys would not exist.  


That being said, Please DO NOT speak with ANYONE about your case including and especially law enforcement, prosecutors, the judge, insurance agencies, or an opposing party's attorney. If you are contacted for such information, before responding first contact me or politely decline any response until you've had an opportunity to speak with me. 


I am good at what I do and passionate about it.  I know when and how to stand up and fight to achieve favorable results for my clients.  I pride myself on fighting for each client skillfully, fearlessly, and professionally like I would for myself or any loved one.  That's what every person deserves and the law demands no matter the case or circumstances.  However, I am not a magician so I will also be open, honest, and realistic with you about the law and the circumstances in your case.  Every case is different.  That being said, I am confident in my skills no matter the circumstances of a case.  I have been involved in some very difficult cases but have yet to experience a case I could not positively impact with my skill and creativity.  I will always do my best to protect your rights as well as keep you updated on what to expect once I have all the necessary information and an opportunity to fully investigate and study your case.  


I have successfully tried numerous difficult, complex cases to jury verdict.  I have won trials that probably should have been lost based on the facts.  I have achieved countless successful outcomes for my clients prior to trial including dismissals of all charges.  Multiple issues I have litigated have also resulted in successful appeals.  In 2014 and 2015, I was nominated and selected as one of the "10 Best" Criminal Law Attorneys in Kentucky for client satisfaction by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys.  However, every case involves risk and often requires the courage of my clients to stand strong even when it seems the weight of the world is on their shoulders. There are rarely, if ever, any guarantees as to the potential outcome of a case, but as your attorney I will always fight for what is right for you in your particular situation to achieve the best possible outcome.


I look forward to each new professional opportunity to help another person.  Whether or not the battle for your life, liberty, and security can be won without ever going to war, now is the time to prepare for a fight, not flight, because flight will cost you much more than money.  Even when it feels like the rest of the world is against you, as long as I'm your attorney, I'll be by your side ready to stand up for you every step of the way.  And if you don't have me in your corner, you can only hope I'm not in theirs.  Good luck and best wishes.  







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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 60%
  2. Personal Injury: 30%
  3. Appeals: 10%



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Attorney endorsements

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  • Nicholas D. Summe

    Ameer is seasoned trial attorney. His hard work and dedication to his clients has been an inspiration to the entire Northern Kentucky Bar. His fearless approach to the court room as well as his ability to express himself honestly and effectively has set him apart. Without a doubt, he gets results!


    Nicholas Summe Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    Ameer is by far one of the most creative, intelligent, and dedicated attorneys I have ever met. He is tireless in his efforts to zealously advocate for his clients. He is an experienced trial attorney who aggressively defends his clients and their rights in court. Ameer constantly goes above and beyond what is expected of him in order to accomplish the best possible outcome for his clients.


    Daniel Schubert Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker


KYAuthorized to practice law200806/27/2011
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
2014 Continuing Legal Education AwardKentucky Bar Association2015
"10 Best" KY Criminal Law Attorneys for client satisfactionAmerican Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys2015
"10 Best" KY Criminal Law Attorneys for client satisfactionAmerican Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys http://www.aiocla.org2014
Excellence in Advocacy - Juvenile LawDepartment of Public Advocacy2009
Honor CouncilUniversity of Dayton School of Law2006
President's ScholarshipUniversity of Dayton School of Law2004
Outstanding LeadershipUniversity of Kentucky - Gatton College of Business and Economics2003
Dean's ListUniversity of Kentucky2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyThe Risk Firm2015 - Present
Senior ProducerHeroin documentary2012 - 2015
AttorneyDepartment Of Public Advocacy2007 - 2015
Law clerkWaite, Scneider, Bayless & Chesley Co. Lpa2006 - 2007
Law ClerkJudge Richard Bernat, Hamilton County Common Pleas Court2006 - 2006
Law clerkJudge Norbert Nadel, Hamilton County Common Pleas Court2005 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
People Advocating for RecoveryMember2013 - Present
Kentucky Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2008 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Jury Trial - Armed RobberyComplete Acquittal - Not Guilty
Jury Trial - TraffickingComplete Acquittal - Not Guilty
Jury Trial - Armed RobberyAll charges completely dismissed before jury verdict
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Publication nameTitleDate
River City NewsMan Pleads Guilty to 2011 Covington Murder2014
Kentucky EnquirerFilmmakers Hit Streets for Heroin Documentary2013
WLWT News 5 CincinnatiAttorney spotlights NKY heroin problem in new film.2013
WLWT News 5Detective: Trio planned to hunt down more drug dealers2013
The AdvocateThe Importance of Preliminary Hearings in Criminal Defense2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Dayton School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
University of KentuckyMarketingBBA - Business Administration2003
St. Xavier High SchoolLifeDiploma1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
NKU Criminal Justice ClassCriminal Defense & Litigation2015
NKU Criminal Justice ClassCriminal Defense & Litigation2015
Cincinnati Bar Association CLEPracticalities of Criminal/Indigent Defense2015
DPA Annual ConferenceAdvocating for Heroin Addicted Clients2014
Gateway Community College classSubstance Abuse Addiction & Criminal Justice2013
DPA Eastern Regional EventHeroin Addiction & Criminal Defense2013
700 WLW RadioHeroin Epidemic2013
Hamilton County Public Defender TrainingMotion Practice for Criminal Defense Lawyers2012
NKU Criminal Justice classCriminal Defense & the Constitution2011
Leadership ScholarsCriminal Defense & Constitutional Rights2011
VLT AcademyCriminal Law & Constitutional Rights2010
Brown Mackie College Criminal Law classCriminal Defense & Constitutional Rights2009